Royals Minor League report: June 20
Omaha Storm Chasers (37-32)
Omaha 5, Nashville 3
WP: Chris Dwyer (2-0)
SV: Scott Alexander (3)
Omaha moved to 3-0 at Nashville, winning a fifth straight overall. A four-run eighth resulted in a 5-2 lead, with Omaha moving ahead on Cheslor Cuthbert's two-run double. Paulo Orlando went 2-for-4 with two runs, boosting his average to .309 (25-for-81). Clayton Mortensen (5.1 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 4 BB, 4 SO) carried a shutout through the fourth. Chris Dwyer (3.1 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 SO) earned the win.
NW Arkansas Naturals (39-29)
Springfield 11, NW Arkansas 8
LP: J.C. Sulbaran (4-5)
The Naturals finished 1-3 at Springfield. They hit four home runs, all solo shots. Balbino Fuenmayor leads the Texas League with 14 homers after clubbing a pair. Jorge Bonifacio is right behind Fuenmayor with 13. Hunter Dozier added his second of the series. Bonifacio and Parker Morin posted three hits apiece. The Naturals now play four at Arkansas (Angels).
Wilmington Blue Rocks (36-32)
Wilmington 1, Frederick 0 (Suspended game)
Wilmington held a 1-0 lead when play was halted after four innings due to heavy rain. Eric Skoglund tossed a scoreless first as he tuned up for Tuesday's California/Carolina League All-Star Game, which will be in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. Kevin McCarthy followed with 3.0 innings, allowing one hit and one walk with two strikeouts. Rehabbing O's lefty Wei-Yin Chen held Wilmington scoreless through 3.0 innings. Frank Schwindel doubled in the fourth and came around to score after a pair of wild pitches. The game will resume today, with a seven-inning contest to follow.
Lexington Legends (31-38)
Lexington 7, Rome 3
WP: Corey Ray (1-3)
HR: Wander Franco (6)
Lexington scored four in the eighth to take a second straight from Rome. Mike Hill, who hit a walk-off homer on Friday, followed with the go-ahead RBI on Saturday. Humberto Arteaga tacked on a two-run single. He was 3-for-4 with a walk, a stolen base and two runs.
Idaho Falls Chukars (0-3)
Grand Junction 11, Idaho Falls 6
LP: Dylan Sons (0-1)
HR: Alexis Rivera (1)
The Chukars dropped a third straight, with Grand Junction scoring 43 runs over the three games. Alexis Rivera hit a solo home run, giving him four RBI on the young season. Ryan Dale recorded two hits and Jecksson Flores drove in two.